Audience Research Analysis
ARA's AudiGraphics systems transform raw data into currencies of intelligence about programming, the public service it engenders, and the public support that increasingly sustains the industry of noncommercial broadcasting.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Whether through direct services such as assistance in management practices and access to new technologies, or through development of high-quality programming, local stations are at the heart of CPB's efforts. Development of a broad base of support and sound long-term research and planning under gird these efforts.
Current is a newspaper and website for people involved in public radio and television and serves as "public broadcasting's meeting place." It is an editorially independent journalistic service of American University School of Communication in Washington DC.
Greater Public (formerly DEI or Development Exchange, Inc) provides electronic and telephone advisory services in all areas of fundraising and marketing, a monthly eREPORT, a website with fundraising resources and materials, the annual Public Media Development and Marketing Conference (PMDMC), and active leadership in issue-oriented discussions affecting public radio stations.
Developing Radio Partners
Developing Radio Partners encourages vibrant, participatory communities internationally with a focus on independent community radio. Country by country, DRP builds the capacity of individual radio stations and programming networks by working alongside station managers, their staff and their communities to achieve local goals that enrich peoples' lives.
Forest Incentives Ltd. is dedicated exclusively to providing public radio and television stations with quality incentive items, fulfillment services, graphic design, and custom promotions at the lowest possible price to insure that stations realize maximum net revenue to support their program missions.
John Sutton & Associates
John Sutton & Associates provides research and consulting services to public radio stations and organizations. Services include strategic planning, programming consulting, research, and fundraising support.
Lewis Kennedy Associates
Lewis Kennedy Associates provides a variety of fundraising, research, and planning services that help not-for-profit organizations increase their net revenue and improve their chances to thrive in today's competitive environment. LKA approaches fundraising from a community-based, relationship focus.
MajorGiving.com is a full-service consulting firm, specializing in major giving, capital campaigns, planned giving, and strategic planning.
National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB)
A national alliance of stations, producers, and others commited to community radio, NFCB advocates for national public policy, funding, recognition, and resources on behalf of its membership, while providing services to empower and strengthen community broadcasters through the core values of localism, diversity, and public service.
Whether stocking your station's music library or supplying drive premium CDs, the Naxos label has one of the largest and fastest growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire available anywhere with state-of-the-art sound and consumer-friendly prices. The catalogue includes classical music CDs and DVDs as well other genres such as jazz, new age, educational and audiobooks.
The Public Radio Association of Development Officers is a membership organization that provides a supportive environment for public radio development professionals. Members are recognized for their achievements, provided with mentoring and idea sharing opportunities, and have ongoing peer-to-peer communication with colleagues.
PRPD (Public Radio Program Directors) leads, trains, and provides resources to public radio program directors and other programming decision makers by defining and advocating principles of quality public radio programming, training program decision makers on basic and advanced programming skills, and building stronger connections among various facets of the public radio community.
The Public Radio Exchange is a nonprofit service for distribution, peer review, and licensing of radio pieces. It serves as an online marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of public radio programming. The mission of PRX is to create more opportunities for diverse programming of exceptional quality, interest, and importance to reach more listeners. Click here for audio related to fundraising.
The Radio Bookmark is a small, portable device that allows public radio listeners to “bookmark” stories and music aired on the radio that they would like to listen to again or share with friends and family. This device has quickly become a popular thank you gift during pledge drives.
Services include establishing marketing/services infrastructures, producing programs for national distribution, initiating and facilitating program advisory groups, creating program marketing plans, mentoring, formulating and expediting communications strategies, working with other producers to take a concept from the stage of "idea" through program development to launch, grant writing, and conducting program and marketing seminars.
The compact Solio solar unit can charge a variety of battery operated devices, including cell phones, MP3 players, PDAs, and more. Solio comes in several models and is an attractive pledge drive premium - especially with the emphasis on all things "green."
Station Resource Group
Strategy, analysis, planning and collaboration. Public radio's leading stations sharpen their operations and shape their vision by working together in the Station Resource Group. Of special interest: Brilliant on the Basics.
Virtuoso Voices strives to enhance public radio listeners' enjoyment and understanding of classical music through 20-35 second sound clips that feature today's preeminent and upcoming classical music performers, conductors, and composers. Virtuoso Voices' library of exceptional fundraising clips can be found here on the Public Radio Exchange (PRX) website.
Walrus Research designs, conducts, and interprets audience research for radio, using focus groups, perceptual surveys program testing, re-contact studies, and secondary analysis of Arbitron data as appropriate. Audience research reports are available to read or download from this website.